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trumper
08-20-2004, 12:42 PM
I have had many tracks in my records folder & i have enjoyed watching them but all of a sudden alot of them wont play and comes up with "track records not supported" or something like that.
These used to play ok even after the latest patches.
Most of them that would'nt play were just trks,the Ntraks seem ok,BUT i have 2 trks,1 called All AEP trks and the other called all trks that still play ok.
Help,can anyone explain why they play and the others would'nt and why all of a sudden they would'nt play after being watched before.Many thanks
PS I have AEP Version 2.04 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

trumper
08-20-2004, 12:42 PM
I have had many tracks in my records folder & i have enjoyed watching them but all of a sudden alot of them wont play and comes up with "track records not supported" or something like that.
These used to play ok even after the latest patches.
Most of them that would'nt play were just trks,the Ntraks seem ok,BUT i have 2 trks,1 called All AEP trks and the other called all trks that still play ok.
Help,can anyone explain why they play and the others would'nt and why all of a sudden they would'nt play after being watched before.Many thanks
PS I have AEP Version 2.04 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

BlackScorpion11
08-20-2004, 01:04 PM
I've got the same prob... But not the answer!

tsisqua
08-20-2004, 01:52 PM
The only track versions that will play with most recent patch are either those made with the current version, or were recorded in a previous version with the .ntrk extension. the files that end in .trk will only work with the version that they were recorded with. The reason being that all the data from an .ntrk file is included in the file, while the .trk files are only instructions to the current version to run.

You get the .trk files when you click "save track" after a mission.

To get .ntrk files, you can go to your control assignments, and assign a key to record a "quick track". (I use the "Q" key, since quick starts with a "Q", and that key has no default assignment). Your tracks will be saved in .ntrk format, and you will be able to view it using future versions . . . unless something gets drastically changed in the code next time that does not allow that.

Now, here is an option for you:
Save your .trk files, and reinstall to the version that the track file was created with, then play your track. As soon as you see the track is started, hit the "Q" (or whichever you choose to assign), and your file will be saved as "quick001.ntrk", or if there is already a "quick001.ntrk" it will be saved as "quick002.ntrk". You can then rename the file, if you wish (you don't have to, it is just easier to remember what was on the track if you rename it). When you have all your track files saved as .ntrk's, you can patch back to current version, and you will be able to view your old tracks again.

I hope this helped http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Tsisqua

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tsisqua
08-20-2004, 02:15 PM
Ok, here is a bump. I would hope that everyone having this problem gets to see this.

I also hope that if I managed to help you, that you'll say so, so I don't keep bumping this thread till doomsday http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Tsisqua

trumper
08-20-2004, 02:32 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Thanks for your reply,i will give it a go,unfortunetly i deleted the tracks that did'nt work [whoops http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif ] oh well never mind,made room for some new ones http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

tsisqua
08-20-2004, 02:52 PM
you are welcome Trumper . . .

I'm just glad that you got to see my reply before it slid off to . . . well . . .

Wherever old threads go http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


Tsisqua

DaddySchlich
09-06-2004, 12:56 PM
Tsisqua,

Thanks for clearing that up for me as well. I've generally kept old versions of FB on my harddrive as patches come on board, figuring that is the safest thing to do.

But now you've given me an approach for getting rid of older versions, at least w/r/t tracks!!

But, do you know whether a version of your technique would work for training tracks? Or is that necessary?

I see from its readme that Mike's Formation Flying Formation Track was recorded in .ntrk format with FB 1.21. Others just say that their track was recorded in x version of FB.

Randomly checking the data file of the training tracks reveals only binary code (as opposed to the text in the .trk files). Does that mean that they're all .ntrk files?

If so, does that mean that all training tracks should work on all patched versions of FB?

Any light you can shed would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Daddy Schlich

tsisqua
09-06-2004, 01:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DaddySchlich:
Tsisqua,

Thanks for clearing that up for me as well. I've generally kept old versions of FB on my harddrive as patches come on board, figuring that is the safest thing to do.

But now you've given me an approach for getting rid of older versions, at least w/r/t tracks!!

But, do you know whether a version of your technique would work for training tracks? Or is that necessary?

I see from its readme that Mike's Formation Flying Formation Track was recorded in .ntrk format with FB 1.21. Others just say that their track was recorded in x version of FB.

Randomly checking the data file of the training tracks reveals only binary code (as opposed to the text in the .trk files). Does that mean that they're all .ntrk files?

If so, does that mean that all training tracks should work on all patched versions of FB?

Any light you can shed would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Daddy Schlich<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

All of the training tracks should be in .ntrk format, and should play in all versions of FB that come later. Obviously, this is not backwards compatible, seeing that AEP added planes that are not available in earlier versions.

I really enjoy my tracks, both the ones that I created, and the ones that I have downloaded.

Glad to help
Tsisqua

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DaddySchlich
09-06-2004, 01:10 PM
Tsisqua,

Thanks for the quick reply.

I agree that training tracks and other tracks are an important part of enoying the game. You've greatly simplified that for me. (Well, Maddox Games did so, but you clarified it for me.)

Daddy Schlich